Trinity is a partner with Amazon.com and its Associates' Program. When you purchase a book online through one of the links
below, not only will you receive the normal Amazon discount, but
Trinity Church will receive a small percentage of each sale as a referral fee
(Note: You must order through the links provided below for Trinity Church to receive the referral fee).
If a book is not listed on Trinity's Website BOOKSTORE page then please contact the office (215) 297-5135
and request that it "be considered for the bookstore."
We can not promise all requests will be made available here but, we welcome suggestions.
ALL MINISTRY LEADERS: please note that this resource is FOR YOU, if you want your group to read a book please alert the office to the name of the book /tape/ DVD you would like to be available through our website.
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus Borg is the book selected for Trinity's Winter 2010 Book Study.
The book study will be facilitated by the Spiritual Formation Committee on January 10th, 17th, and 24th after the 9:30 service.
Exploring The Way: An Introduction To The Spiritual Journey : Participant's Book (The Compainons in Christ Series) by Marjorie Thompson
was the text book for Trinity's Fall 2006 Spiritual Formation series.
These two books were suggested by Marcia Tucker and are highlighted in the 2008 SeptemberTidings .
Parishioner and author Mary Miller recommends this book. It is a fictionalized account of the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Protestant theologian, philosopher, and author.
The Art of Listening In Relationship
Trinity's 2006-2007 program year emphasized the spiritual practice of listening.
Listed below are books
recommended to allow you to begin to deepen your own listening practice:
Grief and Bereavement
Books listed are just one of several levels of support
Trinity offers to those who are experiencing grief. A description of
other forms of support and other resources can be found on the Grief and Bereavement
Trinity's Forum Ministry seeks to present diverse, enriching programs that
promote discussion, deepen our spirituality, and assist us in integrating our faith as Christians into our daily lives through social issues, current events, history, church tradition, and the arts.
Below are books recommended by several Trinity Forum speakers.
Imam Richard Miller of Bawa Muhaiyadeen, Sufi Mosque in Philadelphia, presenter of the October 28, 2007 forum, "Spiritual Practices of Islam and Sufism" suggests these books for a deeper understanding of the faith of Muslims.
Please visit the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship website for more information.
Books suggested by Rev. Marshall Shelly for the Oct. 14 2007 forum "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Drawing Sustenance From the Procession of Saints".
Books featured at the Fall 2006 forum led by Maya Kollman, Imago Therapy Marriage Counselor and Workshop Facilitator, who discussed why our closest relationships are often our most challenging, and revealed to us how these very relationships can ultimately be our most healing ones.
Forum speaker Johnna Frederickson's Da Vinci Code forum featured five book recommendations.
In his novel The Da Vinci Code
, Dan Brown often
references a "Gnostic" gospel, that is, a gospel written by a particular early
Christian sect known as Gnostics.
For an accurate perspective on the Gnostic gospels, particularly the Gospel of
Thomas, Johnna recommends reading
Princeton University professor Elaine Pagels' book Beyond Belief
, as well as
her earlier work Gnostic Gospels
Johnna Frederickson also recommends Harvard professor Peter Gomes' book
The Good Book
, as an excellent reference on progressive rather than
literal reading and interpretation of the Bible.
Vestry: Leadership Corner
A look onto the bookshelves of the Vestry of Trinity Church
Children in Church
Help for parents guiding their child's church experience
For Parents who are looking for a book that can guide them in facilitating a quality
worship experience for themselves and their children, what they should know and what
the child can do to enjoy the experience of church, learning to participate in
worship in an age appropriate way.
Recommendations for: All Saints for Children
Trinity's Inquirers' Series is usually held each fall, welcoming all adults who are discerning a call to spiritual formation in the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Dr Emory Byrum, in presenting the Adult Education Series, June 2009, particularly recommends THOSE EPISKOPOLS and WELCOME TO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Popcorn & A Movie Night Series
If you loved watching the movie at the church with "the gang" and NOW want to own it ....OR if you can't come to see the movie in the parish hall but, you want to see it at home so you will be able to discuss it ...OR if you just see it here and want to check it out. We are happy to make these selections available to you here.
Presenting Trinity's POPCORN & A MOVIE NIGHT SERIES....
If you want to learn more about web construction for yourself or to consider joining the
web team that helps keep this site current - this book is highly recommended for novices as
a book that makes the process understandable and helps teach us the "language" of web construction.
Mindfulness Meditation - Companion Readings
The book: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
is required reading
for the 8 week course given by Jeff Harrison (a parishioner who has studied
Mindfulness Meditation for over 25 years and recommends it in his practice as a
psychologist to help clients reduce stress levels) If you feel you want help
with stress reduction and you were not able to take this amazing course, please feel
free to buy this book. It is an outline of the reknowned Stress Reduction
program offered at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Other books
listed in this section are just a small selection of reccomendations from Jeff
Harrison to the participants of his lenten season course, now over. All of these books are wonderful
in helping people learn how to be less detrimentally effected by life's constant barrage of stressors.
Please ask Jeff Harrision for any further choices
or specific questions about which of the books would directly speak to your particular needs.
All Saints for Children
Kyle Evans, Former Director of Youth Ministries, has selected these books to help children (and all of us) explore "All Saint's Day".